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Wolves have confirmed that they have reached a mutual agreement to terminate the contract of Nuno Espirito Santo. The Portuguese boss was take charge of his final game at Molineux this weekend when his side face Manchester United on the last day of the Premier League season.

Nuno arrived at the club in 2017 and guided Wolves to the Championship title before securing two consecutive seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League.

Last season, the Black Country side reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League where they eventually fell short to eventual winners Sevilla.

The team have stagnated this season and have struggled in attack following the loss of Raul Jimenez, who suffered a fractured skull in the win at Arsenal in November.

Wolves are on course to finish 12th in the Premier League and now both parties feel the time is right for change in the dug-out.

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Vitor Pereira, Rui Faria, and Bruno Lage are all amongst the potential names that could take over at Molineux next season.

The club are looking to kick on back into the top half next season as they target major changes to their squad.

Wolves will also be braced for interest in the likes of Adama Traore, Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves.

Nuno has taken the time to address Wolves supporters in an emotional statement as he prepares to say goodbye in two days time.

He said: “Since the first day we arrived at Compton, our ambition was to make a positive change and push this football club forward, and I am proud to say that we did that every single day. We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together.

“Firstly, I want to thank the supporters, who have all played such an important part in helping us reach new heights for Wolves, and the people of the city, who embraced us and made us feel at home.

“I, of course, want to thank all of the staff at Wolves, for their support and total commitment, every single day.

“Most importantly, I want to thank each-and-every player that we’ve worked with since the day we started, for their loyalty, their dedication, hard work and talent. They are the ones who have made this amazing journey possible for us.

“Sunday will be a very emotional day, but I am so happy that the fans will be back in Molineux and we can share one last special moment together, as one pack.”

Executive chairman Jeff Shi added: “Nuno has brought us some incredibly special moments at Wolves that will never be forgotten, but every chapter comes to an end.

“His loyalty and dedication over the last four years has been immeasurable, and we cannot thank him enough for the progress he has made for Wolves.

“Sunday was already going to be a very special day, welcoming our supporters back for the first time in more than a year; but it will also now be a fitting goodbye for someone who will forever remain an important part of Wolves history.”


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